Congratulations to the winner of the Future Leader Award, Mathew Moore, Director, Global Corporate Sourcing and Procurement at Blackberry.

I would like to say a big thank you to the Procurement Leaders team for an amazing event (especially to Rasthy for tying my bow tie). This was my first event of this kind and as a sponsor and co-presenter I felt looked after and in professional hands. When it came to the award (the 13th of 16), I did think that all I would have to say would be, “…and the winner is…”; imagine my surprise when I opened the envelope to find the following: “The Judges had agreed that this contender’s aptitude to influence strategic decision making and dexterity to work with diverse teams across divisional and geographical boundaries have transformed procurement. The award goes to Mat Moore, Blackberry”. Try saying that infront of 700 leading procurement professionals!

Annona Search is proud to be associated with the Future Leader category.  As we heard at the World Procurement Congress earlier that day, talent – recruiting, developing and retaining – is a key issue for the procurement function, and this is a matter that Annona Search is passionate about.

Here are a few photos from the evening.